Classes and Seminars

Classes are available online through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  Register online!  Classes run for 6 weeks.  I also teach LIVE classes out of several locations in NJ and PA.  Something for all levels of teams!



West Palm Beach, FL: Jan 28-29 2017
Santa Fe, NM: Feb 25-27 2017
Greenback, TN: Mar 8-12 2017
Victoria, BC: June 17-19 2017
Albany, OR (FDSA Camp): Jun 22-25 2017
San Diego, CA: Jul 7-9 2017
Stroudsburg, PA: Jul 29-30 2017 (AKC Seminar)
Durango, CO: Aug 11 - 13 (AKC Seminar)
Reno, NV Sept 7 - 10
Pocono Puppy Palooza Sept 23-24

2017 NACSW National Invitational: Nov 3-5 2017
Hollister, CA Nov 18-20 2017 (AKC Seminar)

Houston, TX Feb 16-18 2018 (topic medley) email

East Troy, WI Mar 10-11 2018 (Scent Puzzles and Confidence & Motivation) email

Reno, NV Mar 22-25 2018 (Advanced AKC and Scent Puzzles) email

Helena, MT Apr 13-15 2018 (Hide Placement) email

Compete in Turner Trials: April 21-23 2018

Pasadena, CA Apr 28-29 (Handler Discrimination and Training & Trialing Strategies) email

Prescott, AZ May 4-5 2018 (AKC Seminar, then judging connected AKC trial) email

Moorpark, CA May 11-13 2018 (Hide Placement) email

St. Louis, MO May 22-23 2018 AKC Judge’s Seminar at Purina Farms, co-presenting with Penny Scott-Fox

Kingston, ON May 27 2018 (Training & Trialing Strategies, special emphasis on SDDA, connected with SDDA trial) email

Wilmington, OH (FDSA Camp) June 1-3 2018

Seattle, WA (AKC, Training & Trialing Strategies, Coaching Day) Jun 15-17 2018 email

HOST!!  Penny Scott-Fox Seminar Sept 7-9 in Stroudsburg, PA

Stockholm, Sweden Sept 20-23 2018

HOLD - Judging AKC Scent Work at Westie Nationals Oct 7 2018


Planned course listing available on the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy page:

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Contact me if you are interested in hosting me.  I’m extremely flexible and will modify and customize seminars to suit YOUR client base.  Coaching days are also available.  ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT MY SEMINARS CAN BE AKC SANCTIONED BECAUSE I AM AN AKC SCENT WORK CONTRACTOR.


Path to Elite

NEW SEMINAR TOPIC!!  This seminar is focused on getting the NW3 team ready for Elite and on honing the skills of existing Elite teams.  Learn success criteria…. like Odor Obedience and Converging Odor and solve a series of puzzles aimed at building your team’s core skill set.  Boost your scores!!

Get Ready for AKC!

This seminar will cover more than just rules…. lots of practice!  Everything from Distractions to Buried Hides….  This is a new offering….  bound to be a good one!  (2 day seminar)

Developing your Trial IQ: Reading the Nosework Dog

What’s the biggest thing you can do to start qualifying and earning those P’s?  LEARN TO READ YOUR DOG.  In this seminar we will analyze different dogs during searches with an eye towards reading our own dogs.  Working dogs will be videoed for review during the seminar.  Learn to read your dog while executing various common scent puzzles.  This is a MUST ATTEND Seminar!

Scent Theory and Hide Design:

Learn the ins and outs of Scent Theory as it relates to hide design so that you can bring impact and power to your training sessions. Learn how to set up specific scenarios and puzzles to build your dog’s skills so you move you up the levels with ease. Work through a series of hide placements that will help you predict how the environment will have an impact on your dog’s performance. You will leave this seminar knowing how to gauge the challenges certain trial sites and situations offer and will understand why and how your dog is working particular searches.

Scent Puzzles:

Learn about some of the different puzzles that you might come across in trialing.  Come away with a clear understanding of how the scent behaves and how the scent conditions affect your dog’s search.  Stretch your skills!  Step up your game and work complicated scent puzzles designed to help hone your skills in preparation for the higher levels.  Scent theory and search strategy will be discussed.  Teams should have an NW1 title or equivalent and should be on all three odors.  Dogs must have experience sourcing multiple hides and inaccessible hides.

Element Elementals:

Explore all four elements and their challenges in this trial preparation seminar.  Have fun with different challenges that will stretch your capabilities.  Stacy will work on honing your handling so that you can go for those “P’s” and “Q’s”.  Each element will be presented with special challenges to work through in order to help you develop confidence and finesse.  There are no titling requirements for this seminar however dogs should be able to confidently work all four elements.

Confidence and Motivation:

Shore up your foundations with this seminar.  Learn about how arousal and emotion can contribute to your success and explore how to regulate them.  Practice exercises and situational hides to build team confidence and to get the dog “in drive”.  This seminar is especially useful for novice teams.

Rockin’ Vehicles and Awesome Exteriors:

Learn the secret sauce to Vehicles and Exteriors!  Explore and discuss scent theory and aerodynamics and how they apply to these two challenging elements.  Preliminary skills are covered and the teams are quickly moved into challenging scenarios.

Coaching Day:

Handler’s Choice!  Tack on a Coaching Day to your seminar or choose Coaching Only.  Suitable for levels Intro to Elite.  This is a VERY POPULAR option!!

© Stacy Barnett 2015